D. Des Chene (goclenius) wrote,
D. Des Chene
goclenius

Real-World Æsthetics

On the record industry’s attitude toward artists, its shortsightedness, and the utility of free downloads:
Courtney LOVE. “Courtney Love does the math”, Salon 6 June 2000.
The next time you hear anyone from a record company talk about “nurturing artists”, the “future of art” etc., take a look at this analysis of the standard recording contract (courtesy of the Future of Music Coalition).
Academics should take note. The effect of new restrictions on copying will be to put an end to fair use for all material under copyright. Unfortunately the constituency for fair use, unlike the powers ranged against it, is diffuse and tenuously connected. It is not armed with millions of dollars to spend on lobbying; its survival depends on good will, on the perception that everyone’s interest is best served by the free circulation of ideas, and that quoted (which is to say “copied”) discourse (or “content”), duly credited, is essential not only to the presentation of ideas, but to the reader’s trust that what is presented is genuinely the view of whomever it is attributed to.
Reading: Gilles DELEUZE. Logique du sens (Paris: Minuit, 1969). —Still invigorating after all these years.
Subscribe

  • Flow, mighty bitstream, flow!

    The Internet Traffic report exhibits the relative flow of data around the world. Reload to update.

  • The frozen coachman

    Catarina Dutilh Novaes’ item on literature and on what, thanks to her and to Helen de Cruz, I now know to call “moral…

  • Plucks, warbles, blinking lights

    (See Mohan Matthen, “ The sense of time passed”, at NewAPPS.) Is there a primitive feeling of duration? There are bodily feelings which…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 0 comments